We cordially invite you to contribute outstanding case stories that showcase Agroecology as an effective adaptation strategy in addressing the climate crisis
Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental and economic challenges facing Africa today. The continent is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its low adaptive capacity. In the face of these challenges, agroecology is poses as a promising solution for African farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change while promoting sustainable and equitable food systems.
Agroecology is a sustainable farming system that integrates ecological, social, and economic principles to promote healthy soils, improve biodiversity, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the climate crisis continues to affect agriculture, practicing agroecology can help farmers adapt to the changing climate conditions. Through the use of techniques such as agroforestry, crop rotation, and composting, agroecology can increase soil resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, agroecology promotes social justice and equity by involving small-scale farmers and local communities in decision-making and supporting the use of traditional knowledge. Overall, agroecology offers a holistic approach to agriculture that can help build resilient and equitable food systems in the face of the climate crisis.
In a response to a request from Climate change and agriculture negotiators to present cases of Agroecology in climate action, AFSA is seeking for high quality documentation of case studies to support advocacy on Agroecology for Climate action and to strengthen the evidence base for the viability of Agroecology as a climate change adaptation solution and its inclusion and adoption within climate change and agriculture policy spaces.
AFSA believes that agroecology has the potential to contribute to the global effort to adapt to the climate crisis through its practices. By conducting case studies on successful agroecology projects in Africa, AFSA hopes to highlight the benefits of this approach and encourage policymakers to support its adoption as a climate change adaptation solution.
AFSA has already developed around 70 case studies on agroecology, seeds, land rights and pastoralism. You can see them all at https://afsafrica.org
If you have a case study on how engaging in Agroecology practices is helping you or a community adapt to the climate crisis that you would like to share, you are invited to get involved. This is a two-stage process. First, we ask you to send us a short Expression of Interest summarizing your proposed case study. Then, if the case study you propose fits with our program, we will invite you to send us the full case study using a template that we have developed. We have a small budget (300 USD) to help with expenses if further work is needed to complete your case study.
Please fill in the Expression of Interest form below and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 17 April 2023.
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We look forward to hearing from you!